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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Gain core knowledge and skills for contemporary planning practice.
  • Identify and explore key planning issues at a global, national and local scale.
  • Adapt the course to meet your academic interests and career aspirations.
  • Gain the core knowledge and skills for planning theory and practice.

Planning is a diverse profession. Explore your own interests and create a personalised professional profile with this fully RTPI and RICS accredited course. We offer an adaptable approach to learning and assessment and a range of specialisms, including environment, urban design and development, housing, historic environment , transport and infrastructure, economic development, and health.

How you learn

The course focuses on developing theoretical into practice skills, reflected in our teaching and learning approaches. You base your studies and assessment on a series of global, national and local real life issues and case studies. Our aim is to develop you as a critical and reflective thinking professional.

You learn through

  • a virtual learning platform
  • virtual and real world field work
  • self-directed study
  • reading and independent research
  • online tutorials
  • lectures
  • visiting speakers
  • seminars
  • studios and workshops
  • strategic planning and design scenarios
  • case studies
  • collaborative learning
  • group debate and discussion
  • urban design and spatial exercises
  • group debates and discussion
  • presentations

Future careers

A planning qualification can open up opportunities in

  • strategic planning and policy development
  • regeneration
  • development implementation and management
  • environmental protection
  • infrastructure planning
  • transport and accessibility planning
  • housing planning, development and delivery
  • economic development
  • health
  • health planning
  • heritage and historic environment
  • waste, energy and minerals planning

Planners are also employed across a range of public and private sector bodies in wider roles in wider policy development and in campaign bodies and pressure groups.


This course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

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